#1
I want to get a les paul standard for a while and i see they look the same, almost sound the same but the prices are way off. Epiphones are 400$ and up and Gibson's are 1500$ and up. I like to play old metal like Megadeth and such. so which one should i get?
#2
depends what you can afford, if you can afford a Gibson definatley get one
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#3
If you have the money get the Gibson, the quality and pickups are much better on the the Gibson
Epiphone is owned(made?) by Gibson, Epiphones just use cheaper stuff and are much more affordable.
The may not be the best for metal though, I'd keep looking around for other guitars
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#4
Cool thanks if the Les Paul is not that good for metal. What should i get? I was maybe thinking Dean or Jackson.
#5
Jackson. Perhaps a Soloist will do you fine.
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#6
ESP has some Les Paul shaped guitars that should be good for metal... why don't you give those a look? The model is called the Eclipse I believe, someone else could tell you even more though.

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#7
If you can afford it, get a Gibson. I just picked one up and its incredible. My dad has a really good Epi LP and the Gibson throws it out the window.
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#8
Quote by jubeikibagami
I want to get a les paul standard for a while and i see they look the same, almost sound the same but the prices are way off. Epiphones are 400$ and up and Gibson's are 1500$ and up. I like to play old metal like Megadeth and such. so which one should i get?

Don't get an LP for Megadeth style stuff, look at an SG (Epi's prophecy series would suit you well), any decent superstrats (Jackson pro series dinky, Esp MH series 400 or up, Ibanez RG prestige, or a mid-range one with an OFR replacing the Edge III) or any decent flying v's (Jackson RR3-Okay, it's a Rhoads model). You could also, believe it or not, get a fat/HH strat and replace the stock trem with a super-vee trem.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
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#9
Quote by jubeikibagami
Cool thanks if the Les Paul is not that good for metal. What should i get? I was maybe thinking Dean or Jackson.


**** that LP is great for metal.
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#10
^not-so-great for speed metal though.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#11
If the Les Paul isn't good for metal, why does Zakk Wylde and Randy Rhodes use them?

Like everone else, get the Gibson if you can afford it, but if not, the Epiphone is also a good Les Paul.

#12
Quote by Mockingbird452
If the Les Paul isn't good for metal, why does Zakk Wylde and Randy Rhodes use them?



Because it's not so much about what's good for what, it's about what's good for you.

10 bucks says OP gets an LP and feels like he's playing a baseball bat and hates it.

OP, try before buy, or at least be ready to return in case you don't like it. Don't be deadset on one guitar.
#13
The Les Paul is a good guitar with tons of versatility (I would know) but there are other guitars out there built specially for metal-Esp, jackson, etc...unless you're just buying a guitar for looks or if you're gonna throw down some variety in what you play, it's kind of a waste of a good guitar.

I have a GLP Custom and I can play ANY kind of music, considering that it can handle any type of music you throw at it with a decent amp. However, If I played metal only(which I don't), I would consider other guitars...

This epi vs. gibson thread is centuries old-just type in the search bar over this topic and you'll find like a billion threads like this one. Just to make it short and easy, Epiphones were built for people who aren't on a high budget for guitars but they still want a good quality guitar. Gibsons, on the other hand, are of higher quality and way more expensive. Yeah, sure, I have a Gibson-I have a Custom Shop model...it's my main guitar and I'll never replace it. Epi's are great but I just wasn't satisfied when I played em.
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#14
Quote by Toniofalcon
Because it's not so much about what's good for what, it's about what's good for you.

10 bucks says OP gets an LP and feels like he's playing a baseball bat and hates it.

OP, try before buy, or at least be ready to return in case you don't like it. Don't be deadset on one guitar.

Yeah, I know, it's what the person likes to hear and play, but I just assumed he liked the LPs because it's what the threads about. So this guys right, of course actually try them first!!

#15
If you can afford a Gibson, get a Carvin.
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